Archie’s Unbelievably Freaky Week

Andrew Norriss, Archie's Unbelievably Freaky Week

I was thinking of Andrew Norriss only the other week when it was the Stockport Book Awards, as it was here that I ran into him a couple of years ago. Archie’s Unbelievably Freaky Week is the first of his books that I’ve read, however.

And what a fun book it is! The cover depicts a spider, a woman wearing patterned knickers and man with a WC on his head, and I don’t generally fall for this kind of thing. But it seemed to be intelligently written, so I gave it a go.

Archie is accident-prone. Or perhaps they are not so much accidents, as just plain weird things that keeps happening. You just wouldn’t believe it. Staff at Archie’s school do believe it, however, because they have got used to it. Still a bit hard to deal with these unexpected and ridiculous scenarios.

Luckily for Archie, he has a good friend who helps him out, unless she’s also stuck inside one of his freaky incidents.

It is all most unlikely. Fun. And plenty of happy ever afters.

(All freaky happenings suitably illustrated by Hannah Shaw.)

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4 responses to “Archie’s Unbelievably Freaky Week

  1. Life is freaky. Anyone who doesn’t believe this hasn’t been paying attention.

    It’s good that someone realizes that it’s best to let kids in on this early.

  2. Do you have something you want to share with us?

  3. So pleased you enjoyed Archie. Children, parents & teachers all laugh a lot when they read the stories. There are excellent Resources available on the Teaching Ideas website. http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/archiesunbelievablyfreakyweek.htm
    Stockport seems a long time ago – an excellent weekend.
    Best wishes Jane (@thewriterswife)

  4. Great! And I remember ‘the wife’ too.

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